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Latest News and Press Releases


All the latest news, information and press releases on leisure, culture and events from Link4Life and Rochdale Borough Council.

Shelter building and campfire cooking workshops helps children relive lives of WW1 Pals soldiers

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18
Sep
2014

Children from across Rochdale borough are being given the opportunity to discover what life was like for First World War soldiers who set up the Ealees camp at Hollingworth Lake in 1914. As part of...

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'See with new eyes' as latest exhibition 'Sanctuary' brings the art of Asia to Touchstones Rochdale

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17
Sep
2014

An exhibition inspired by Japanese gardens and the Japanese art of flower arranging opens at Touchstones Rochdale on...

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Religious diversity is a feature of Rochdale’s Heritage Open Days celebration

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11
Sep
2014

The architecture and cultural heritage of the Rochdale Borough will be on display this weekend for Heritage Open Days and there is perhaps no better example to be found than in the churches and...

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Fire Service Museum opens for Heritage Weekend

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11
Sep
2014

The Rochdale based Greater Manchester Fire Service Museum will be opening this weekend as part of the national Heritage Open DaysFestival this year taking place from 11 to 14 September. On display...

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It’s Heritage Heywood this weekend

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10
Sep
2014

Heywood will be celebrating its fantastic architecture this weekend as part of the national Heritage Open Days festival. England's largest voluntary cultural event starts tomorrow (Thursday 11...

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Middleton celebrates its Golden Heritage this weekend

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10
Sep
2014

Middleton will be celebrating its fantastic architecture this weekend as part of the national Heritage Open Days festival. England's largest voluntary cultural event starts tomorrow (Thursday 11...

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Gems of the Pennines join Heritage celebrations

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09
Sep
2014

Pennines Rochdale is getting ready to celebrate its fantastic architecture and countryside this weekend with the return of the national Heritage Open Days festival taking in the towns and villages of...

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It’s Heritage Saturday at Touchstones Rochdale

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08
Sep
2014

It's Heritage Saturday this weekend (13 September) at Touchstones Rochdale with talks and tours to celebrate this year's Heritage Open Days. The sculptured friezes on the outside of this Grade II...

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Heritage Lottery Fund awards £9,800 to Rochdale Borough Council to mark First World War Centenary

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03
Sep
2014

Rochdale Borough Council, in partnership with Link4Life, has received £9,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project, Gone But Not Forgotten awarded through its First World War: then and...

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Cycling star Joanna to guest at Rochdale borough Sports Awards

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03
Sep
2014

Cycling star Joanna Rowsell has been announced as guest speaker at this year’s Rochdale Borough Community Sports Awards to be held this month. This annual event is a glittering celebration of...

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Return of Baby Play Baby Do

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03
Sep
2014

Held in the Art Gallery, parents were invited to let their babies crawl, cry and gurgle amongst the exhibitions. The FREE Drop in play and music-making sessions for babies, toddlers and their...

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New recruits needed for Link4Life board

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02
Sep
2014

Link4Life, the Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust is recruiting people to join its board of trustees to help lead culture, leisure and sport in the local area. Link4Life is commissioned by Rochdale...

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Action all the way for summer fun at Middleton Arena

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27
Aug
2014

The school holidays are in full swing at Middleton Arena with over sixty children a week joining in Link4Life's summer fun days. Middleton Arena Summer Fun afternoons have been attracting children...

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Panto Stars in town for Free Cinderella launch

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26
Aug
2014

Parents and children of all ages are invited to come on down to the Middleton Arena on Sunday 14 September to meet the stars of this year's pantomime, Cinderella, and to see them in action on...

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Street renamed in honour of Crimean War VC recipient

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26
Aug
2014

Councillors, veterans and members of the public gathered to pay respect to a true hero as a street in Heywood was renamed in commemoration of Private Anthony Palmer, a soldier in the Crimean War and...

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Doors open in September as Rochdale borough celebrates its heritage

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19
Aug
2014

The borough of Rochdale is getting ready to celebrate its fantastic architecture and heritage next month with the return of the national Heritage Open Days festival. Billed as England's largest...

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Rochdale taxi drivers set the wheels in motion for tourism boom

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19
Aug
2014

A group of Rochdale cabbies have turned tour guide as part of a scheme to help visitors discover the borough's treasures. The scheme to turn drivers into ambassadors for their town saw 22 eager...

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Corrie star Jane Danson confirmed amongst headliners at Rochdale’s festival feast

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15
Aug
2014

Coronation Street star Jane Danson will be amongst the headline shows at this autumn's Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival. The 35 year old actress, best known for playing Leanne Battersby in the...

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Action all the way for summer fun at Rochdale Leisure Centre

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15
Aug
2014

The school holidays are in full swing at Rochdale Leisure Centre with over sixty children a week joining in Link4Life's summer fun days. Boys and girls aged between 5 and 12 have had the opportunity...

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Action all the way for summer fun at Heywood Sports Village.

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15
Aug
2014

The school holidays are in full swing at Heywood Sports Village with over forty children a week joining in Link4Life's summer fun days. Heywood Sports Village Summer Fun afternoons have been...

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